Western NSW - Broken Hill area

Teach and make a difference in Broken Hill

A vibrant, culturally rich city attracting visitors from across the globe, Broken Hill is gateway to some of the most picturesque regions in Australia. This powerful landscape is a source of inspiration for artists and filmmakers with the area a location of choice for internationally acclaimed films including Mad Max 2 and The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.

Broken Hill is Australia’s first heritage-listed city in recognition of its significant mining history and contribution to industrial relations. From these roots as a technologically innovative mining community, today Broken Hill continues its pioneering tradition, boasting a sophisticated culture with trendy shops, cafes, restaurants and galleries. Enjoy great coffee in al fresco cafés, savour the arts scene, meet friendly locals at the bar of a heritage hotel, sing karaoke or join a jam session with local musicians.

Recently voted as the most affordable regional suburb in Australia, Broken Hill is blessed with an abundance of lifestyle attractions and high quality community services.

Become part of a successful network of educators making a difference at well-resourced, technology-rich schools – you’ll find a warm welcome to the community awaiting you.

Working at one of the schools in the area, you’ll not only enhance your career but you could also receive a rural teacher incentive with a value of $20,000 per annum and be eligible for retention benefits and more.

The Broken Hill area has spectacular scenery all year round. I especially love the wildflowers in Spring. The town is bustling yet laidback with friendly locals and it only takes you around 10 minutes to get anywhere. A great place to live.

What is it like to live and work in the Broken Hill area?

Broken Hill is a major regional hub for transport via, rail, road and air.

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  • ADSL
  • 3G Mobile Network

Benefits and incentives

Learn more about the specific financial benefits available across a range of rural and remote NSW destinations.

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Contact us

For more information regarding rural and remote benefits and incentives please contact EdConnect.

  • Existing employees of the department, phone 1300 32 32 32 (select option 3) or log an online enquiry.
  • New applicants to the department, phone 1300 30 04 98.


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